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MertonCollege, from ~ 1200 AD................................... Christ Church College gardens

Oxford was a wonderful contrast to London. We stayed at a hotel beside the main bridge over the Thames, so we sat by the river with a bottle of wine each night we were there. The hotel was more expensive than those in Earl's Court, and light years ahead in quality.

We hired bikes, and cycled out to the village of Woodstock. It was like being in an episode of "Heartbeat". We had a look in the grounds of Blenheim palace, but, after Chambord, we kept going.

Blenheim Palace grounds